New opioid use and risk of opioid-related adverse events among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ontario, Canada

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) can have a high prevalence of pain, which can be managed with prescription opioids. However, the prevalence of substance use disorder is also high in this population, raising concern about opioid-related adverse events.

This study assessed the risk of opioid-related adverse events following opioid initiation among adults with versus without IDD.

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